Microsoft 365 platform is a Software as a Service solution and from time to time it went down.
When you cannot access Office 365 services check its outage status.
You should start analyzing what is really a problem here local network, internet connection or maybe your computer does not work proper way? But if everything seems to work properly, it could be Microsoft 365 outage.
I prepared a list of the most valuable resources where you can check the Office 365 services status.
How to check if Office 365 is down right now?
Because of the nature of the Microsoft 365 services, there’s no one universal answer to that question. You will need to check the status of Office 365 services in the available monitoring portals. I did sum up the most valuable resources where you can check possible Microsoft 365 outages.
Microsoft 365 admin center – Service health report
If your Office 365 tenant is accessible and you have an admin role you can visit Microsoft 365 admin center. In the Service health report where you can find the current status of the Microsoft services used on your tenant.
To be fair many times issues are listed here with a delay …. but still, this should be your first step in reviewing your Microsoft 365 services outage. Moreover, you can send the ticket request for Microsoft Support using the Request a ticket button.
Downdetector of Office 365 services
Downdetector is an outage monitoring solution with end-user feedback features. Frankly speaking in many cases this is a place where you can find first information that other people experience similar problems with accessing Microsoft 365. Downdetector monitors Office 365 service outage globally and you can filter issues to the specific country or go through the Microsoft 365 outage map.
Microsoft 365 Status – Twitter account
You don’t have to be a Twitter user to check one of the most useful accounts in the context of Office 365. Microsoft 365 Status account provides information about the current state of Office 365 services across the globe. In case of a possible Microsoft 365 outage check the most current tweets from this account.
Azure Support – Twitter account
Another Twitter account that is worth following or check during possible Office 365 outage is the Azure Support Twitter account. Remember that Office 365 is hosted on top of Azure datacenters and services so possible Azure problems could impact Microsoft 365 services.
Microsoft 365 Champions group on Facebook
Another place where you can find some information about issues with Microsoft 365 are communities across Facebook. Personally I share some insights about problems in the community of the readers of this blog: Microsoft 365 Champions Community.
Microsoft Office 365 services are quite stable, but in case of its outage, you can check if Office 365 is down in linked services.